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Frontier Oil Sands Mine Project

The Frontier Oil Sands Mine Project, proposed by Teck Resources Limited includes the construction, operation and reclamation of an oil sands surface mine with a production capacity of about 260,000 barrels per day of bitumen. The project is located in northeastern Alberta, approximately 110 kilometres north of Fort McMurray. The project is a truck and shovel mine which includes two open pits, an ore preparation plant, a bitumen processing plant, tailings preparation and management facilities, cogeneration facilities, support utilities, disposal and storage areas, river water intake, a fish habitat compensation lake, bridge, roads, airfield and camp. The estimated project area is over 24,000 hectares. If the project is approved, the proposed project would operate for 41 years.


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Latest update

November 25, 2019 - The public comment period on the potential environmental assessment conditions for the project is closed. The Impact Assessment Agency of Canada is considering comments received in order to finalize the recommended conditions. These conditions would become legally binding on the proponent if the Minister of Environment and Climate Change ultimately issues a decision statement indicating the project may proceed.


Key documents

Key documents
Document Number Document Title File Date
715 Errata pertaining to the Report of the Joint Review Panel, Teck Resources Limited, Frontier Oil Sands Mine Project PDF (44 KB) October 8, 2019
711 Report of the Joint Review Panel, Teck Resources Limited Frontier Oil Sands Mine Project PDF (9.1 MB) July 25, 2019
3 Notice of Commencement of an Environmental Assessment - January 19, 2012

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  • Frontier Oil Sands Mine Project
  • Impact Assessment Agency of Canada
  • 160 Elgin Street, 22nd Floor
  • Ottawa, ON, K1A 0H3
  • Telephone: 613-957-0700 or 1-866-582-1884
  • Fax: 613-957-0941
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